A Song of Gratitude


How wonderful this gift of Life is!

To open your eyes

Each glorious morning
and… see!
Life in full colour
Fabulous 3D
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Such awesome miracles
Such boundless joy
From tiny things
Stroking a leaf
Holding a stone
Kissing a flower
Climbing a tree
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How wonderful this gift of Life is!
Watching some ducklings … chasing their mama
Passing your fingers through a trickling stream
Feeling the breeze tickling your hair
Humming your song, to your love’s heartbeats
Laughing aloud, with twinkly eyes, swinging up high
Happy and wild that child inside, can you now see!
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How fascinating to be alive!
More so, to be aware of it!
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Thank you God for my life
Thank you for Life
Thank you for every living thing
Thank you for all there is
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قلوب


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قلوب الناس تدق جميعاً … دقدق دقدق دقدق

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وقلبي يدق حزيناً وحيداً… قدس قدس قدس

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Random Coincidences OR Purposeful Intelligence?


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How could one explain the existence of this expanding cosmos, which began as a simple event; a random, intense, dispersing, chaotic explosion moving into an orderly structured, finely tuned, mathematically measured, supremely complex, well-defined by laws and ever evolving towards further complexity- universe?

 

How many coincidences could “scientists” rely upon as a plausible explanation to the existence and evolution of the universe without blushing in total embarrassment ?

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The complexity, balance, harmony and exquisite beauty which one observes would need an incalculable number of coincidences, an incalculable amount of matter, and incalculable amount of time, all of which are far greater than the mass, size and age of our universe.
Before these gazillion breathtaking “coincidences” we stand in awe!

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Bearing in mind the impossibility of ever disproving the existence of an Intelligence behind the existence of the universe and its laws, to EXCLUDE the POSSIBILITY of the existence of Purposeful Intelligence or an Intelligent Designer which could have caused such intricate complexity is not only narrow-minded, but also irrational and utterly unscientific, bordering on  ridiculous.

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Just like thought police and Medieval fanatics, some materialists would not even allow a discussion on the possibility of contemplating a hypothesis of intentional purposeful design  (rather than random coincidences) as an alternative explanation to the magnificent existence of this sublime, finely tuned universe, yet they still insist on calling their rigidness, close-mindedness, and blind faith in gazillion coincidences, “scientific rational thinking”!

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Love


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Scent of Heaven
Taste of eternity
Screenshot of Paradise
Glimpse into the Divine
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Love is the point where the Infinite meets the finite
Where the Boundless embraces phi ∅
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Love is the magnificent energy preceding creation,
Causing all, to be
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Topography of my soul


When I was seven,
At gunpoint,
I was driven out of my land, Palestine
A Naksa, survivor, daughter of Nakba survivors
Eyes moist, gazing at the horizon
Fixated towards Jerusalem
Ever since
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When I was seventeen,
My family departed Libya, moved away, as did I
Leaving all my friends behind
“I will not go through this again” I thought
“No more friends, no more love, no more gain
No more loss, no more separation, no more pain” I said to myself
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At twenty seven,
A stranger in a strange land, London, UK
The chest of my beloved was ripped open
Valve replacement in his heart
Standing by his side in ICU
“I wish it was me under the surgeon’s knife”
“I could cope better, if I took your place”
Anguish, unbearable, legs turn jelly, I fell to the floor
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At thirty seven,
Gasping for life, in a hospital bed in Whiston
With a fine thread, clutching onto hope
Wavering in and out of existence, for four years
Watching my children growing alone, playing alone
Sobbing at my baby’s daily questions:
“Are you feeling better, mama? Can you give me a bath?
Can you tell me a story? Can we play outside today?”
 “Does that grey colour in your hair mean  you’re going to die soon, mama?”

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At forty seven,
Grieving the sudden loss of my soulmate,
Burying my beloved in Amman graveyard
Frozen, flicking through my memories
Searching every corner of my mind
Digging my heart, carving the kernel of my soul
Maybe, just maybe, I could hear one of Khaled’s heartbeats!
Meet his shadow, touch his hand

Catch a whiff of his scent around

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At fifty seven,
oops, not there yet !
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NO… NO

Don’t get me wrong

I am not complaining, not at all
I am merely describing

The lowest points in time and space

Of the map of my journey, in the valleys of my soul

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The rest is magic
Swaying hills, and gushing waterfalls
Great big mountains with high altitudes
Buoyant meadows and dancing rainbows,
Flowing rivers, pounding oceans, hymns of gratitude
Thank you Allah, Shukran ya wadoud
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